For more than 17 years, Bomee Jung has contributed to New York City’s climate leadership through policy and programmatic innovations.
After joining the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) as the inaugural Vice President for Energy and Sustainability in 2015, she developed the NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda, public housing’s most ambitious 10-year strategic sustainability plan. Under her leadership, NYCHA embarked on a $700 million program of Energy Performance Contracts, launched a large-scale community solar program with the goal of siting 25 megawatts on NYCHA properties, and funded a $300 million Waste Management Plan to make NYCHA properties free of visible garbage, litter, and pests. NYCHA is actively pursuing (or has already implemented) smart ACs, passive house retrofits, pneumatic waste collection systems, and building electrification for heat and hot water.
Prior to NYCHA, Bomee designed and led the climate mitigation and adaptation programs of the New York office of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., including securing New York City’s adoption of the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria as its green standard for affordable housing, and designing Enterprise’s post-Sandy resiliency initiative to build climate adaptation capacity of multifamily affordable housing owners. In 2003, Bomee co-founded GreenHomeNYC, Inc., a volunteer-driven nonprofit that brings professional green-building knowledge to lay audiences while supporting new entrants to green careers. In her first career, she developed Internet-based applications for digital agencies and start-ups.
Bomee holds a Master in City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Japanese from the University of Georgia.
She is personally committed to making the sustainability and clean energy workforce welcoming to women and people of color. Request informational interviews at http://j.mp/meet-Bomee.